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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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NSSF Issues Statement on ‘Operation Choke Point’


NSSF today issued the following statement: The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been investigating the possible role of the federal government in influencing banks in their lending and business banking relationship decisions regarding companies in our industry. We have heard from several industry members that they had banking relationships terminated by their lending institutions. We […]



#GUNVOTE 2014: Don’t Risk Your Rights


The 2014 elections, particularly the most closely contested races for U.S. Senate seats, offer two possibilities. The first is for our industry and consumers to join forces with other pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals to lead the way in electing enough new pro-gun lawmakers to ensure that the anti-gun agenda can’t pass in either chamber […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



Judge Postpones Oral Arguments in NSSF, SAAMI Suit to Stop California Microstamping Law


Oral arguments, originally scheduled to be heard Wednesday in Fresno Superior Court, have been postponed until May 14 in the lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) on behalf of their members against the State of California to prevent enforcement of the state’s microstamping statute. The […]



Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act has Momentum in U.S. Senate; Thank Those Senators who are Co-Sponsors


There are now 13 Democrats and 14 Republican senators signed on as co-sponsors of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, S.1996, the most important pro-hunting legislation in a generation. That’s great news, but we need to keep the positive momentum going. All firearm owners, hunters, target shooters and sportsmen should call your senators and thank them for their […]



How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge


Recently, an acquaintance encountered a church member in the Washington, D.C. area handing out material advocating the need to end “straw purchases” of firearms – the term that describes when someone who is not prohibited buys a firearm on behalf of someone who is.  He struck up a conversation with the person, who went on […]



ATF’s EPS Needs H-E-L-P


We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime, growth in the firearms and ammunition industry as the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years. Not surprisingly, growth has placed added demand on the Office of Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). […]



Gun Laws in Some U.S. Cities More Similar to Highly-Restrictive Mexico than to the Rest of America


The Second Amendment, as affirmed by the Heller and McDonald cases, protects the right of American citizens to possess guns regardless of geographic boundaries within the U.S., yet cities like Washington, D.C. and Chicago make gun ownership very difficult. Seeing how these cities have violent crime rates higher than other U.S. cities, you would think they would make it […]



Polls Show Most Americans See Through the Gun Control Spin


Gun control advocates are often quoted in media accounts as saying that the vast majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws before they spin off onto the particular “commonsense” new law they are espousing that day from that organization. Leaving aside the often dubious sources they cite, we are in a […]



NSSF, SAAMI Seek Injunction to Stop Microstamping Law


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the  Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) have filed a  motion for a preliminary injunction on behalf of their members  against the State of California in Fresno Superior Court to prevent enforcement  of the state’s microstamping law. The state statute enacted in 2007, but not made  effective until […]



We Wish We Never Knew Yee


The news stunned those who follow politics and government in California. The FBI is charging State Sen. Leland Yee with conspiracy to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major investigation centered in San Francisco, the city he represents. Term limited from running again for what had been his safe state Senate […]



Call Your Senators! Tell Them Not to Sign On to Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Attempt to Ban Imports of Many Semi-Automatic Rifles


She’s back! Roundly defeated legislatively and procedurally on the Senate floor a year ago, Dianne Feinstein, the U.S. Senate’s leading foe of Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights, is resuming her jihad against semi-automatic modern sporting rifles using a different tactic. This time, the California Democrat is asking her fellow U.S. Senators to sign on […]



Markey and Maloney Endorse Taxpayer-Funded Search for Data to Support their Anti-Gun Views


Just a year after President Obama unilaterally overturned 17 years of Congressional action that prevented the Centers for Disease Control from wasting taxpayer dollars for “studies” pre-designed to yield results gun control supporters can point to, he recently went for an encore by earmarking $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control for precisely this […]



Sen. Murphy Likes the Firearms Industry Boogeyman


Thought Michael Bloomberg would be chastened after the disastrous 2013 Mayors Against Illegal Guns group had and the recent news nearly 50 mayors ditched MAIG because of its extreme positions? You don’t know Mike. Instead, MAIG was back at it recently, releasing a report on the number of school shootings since the Sandy Hook tragedy […]



Virginia Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Senate, Heads to Governor


NSSF today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth. In the final step in the legislative process, the State Senate today by a 28-to-11 vote passed the repeal of the old 19th Century Blue Law […]



An Anti-Gun Surgeon General is A Bad Prescription


Fought to a standstill on Capitol Hill in 2013, the Obama administration is poised to take its gun control efforts in a different direction, although it’s hardly a new one.  Carrying the flag previously borne by Vice President Joe Biden will be Dr. Vivek Murthy, should his nomination to become the nation’s next surgeon general be […]



Chicago, Detroit and Flint Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


As part of its multi-year, ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in and around the cities of Chicago, as well as Detroit and Flint, Mich., that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases. Billboard advertisements for the […]



U.S. House Passes Pro-Sportsmen SHARE Act


The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act. “The SHARE Act will help ensure that our nation’s outdoor traditions are preserved, protected and promoted. This […]



NSSF Hails Introduction of Sportsmen’s Access Legislation


U.S. Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) this week introduced H.R. 3962, Making Public Lands Public, a bill to expand and enhance access to public lands for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) strongly supports this legislation and the key work of Congressman Daines on its behalf. This important legislation would dedicate a […]



Virginia House Passes Sunday Hunting


Sportsmen in Virginia saw a major victory today with the passage of House Bill 1237, which repeals the ban on Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner. Yesterday, opponents of Sunday Hunting tried to amend the bill to a local county option, but fortunately that amendment was defeated and today the […]